Blokes admit to tearful moments

The Australian tearjerker Red Dog ranks number two in the top 10 movies that move men to tears.
The Australian tearjerker Red Dog ranks number two in the top 10 movies that move men to tears.

MAN tears, blokes who boo-hoo and studly sobbers - they're out there in the Central Highlands community.

They just don't want to be identified.

Anonymous Emerald bloke No 1: "I have been known to cry - not through movies though, or anything of that nature - more to do with issues regarding family and personal matters.

"I'm not ashamed that I can cry.

"I've been bought up to express my feelings appropriately and crying is part of the game."

Anonymous Emerald bloke No 2: "I cried in Forrest Gump - I'll put it out there.

"I cried when the Springboks won the World Cup and I cry when really great things happen in sport."

A new national survey of Australian women released this week revealed an overwhelming number of Aussie men have shed a tear when watching a movie - even when it's a chick flick.

Marley and Me was exposed as the No 1 film most likely to make our men cry, according to 44% of respondents.

One in 10 women surveyed revealed their man had cried over the results of his favourite sporting team.

Australian men also shed a tear at the birth of their child (40%), on their wedding day (25%) or when fighting with a loved one or friend (20%).

Films that make men cry

1. Marley and Me

2. Red Dog

3. Life is Beautiful

4. Shawshank Redemption

5. The Notebook

6. Forrest Gump

7. Love Actually

8. Titanic

9. My Sister's Keeper

10. Toy Story 3

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